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February 8th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN 

With Dick Morris recently released from his punditry duties on Fox News, many critics have questioned whether the network, long criticized for acting as an extension of the GOP, is trying to soften its conservative image. Conservatives aren't the only ones in trouble, though, as Democratic Senator Bob Menendez continues his battle with the media. On Monday, Menendez told CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash that the news website The Daily Caller was "a right wing blog" that was smearing his reputation with "totally unsubstantiated" lies. Until recently, the mainstream media had largely stayed away from the sex scandal claims, but as journalists dug deeper, they discovered the Garden State senator might be mixed up with other conduct claims that are questionable in nature. Lauren Ashburn, Editor-in-chief of Daily-download.com, The New Yorker's Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza and George Washington University's Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steve Roberts join Howie at the table to debate. They'll also discuss the media's mockery of Chris Christie's health and the unusual media connection to the manhunt for Los Angeles ex-police officer Christopher J. Dorner.

Founder of PandoDaily.com Sarah Lacy and HLN Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong will continue our media analysis this week, focusing on Facebook vacations (when people leave Facebook cold-turkey for a significant amount of time) and Netflix's attempt to change the way viewers watch TV. 

Rounding up our show, Culture Commentator Lola Ogunnaike and  NY Magazine's "The Cut" Features Editor Maureen O'Connor will lead the Grammy discussion... namely, what does CBS's new "dress code memo" mean for the famed red carpet?

Tune in this Sunday at 11am EST.

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    February 11, 2013 at 11:30 am | Reply
  2. carolmr

    Dick Morris should not have been given so much time on today's show. Kurtz should have talked about Obama's secret kill list and, as someone said above, waterboarding vs. drone attacks and the media reaction to them (Bush vs. Obama).

    February 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  3. Scott

    Ryan Lizza was talking out of his...hat. When he said a bunch of Fox News talkers were predicting a Romney blowout, he was wrong. Morris was the only one who predicted a blowout. Other pundits and analysts (Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, Michael Barone) were predicting Romney would win, but they all said it would be very close. Other people like Bill O'Reilly refused to offer a prediction.

    February 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  4. willsiegel

    It's a joke the mainstream media will go an criticize Chris Christie's health which they have no right to do, and isn't news to begin with; however they won't run anything about Bob Menedez traveling to South America to party with underage prostitutes, I mean he said it right above that the mainstream media was staying away from the story.

    February 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  5. Ann

    So Howie, where should we stand on waterboarding vs. assassination ( including of American citizens)? Not important?

    February 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  6. bobl

    what does CBS's new "dress code memo" mean for the famed red carpet? What about all thise ED commericals they are worse than any T&A you'ss see on CBS.

    February 10, 2013 at 11:57 am | Reply
  7. robert

    What do they say about missing in action during bengazi attack

    February 10, 2013 at 11:33 am | Reply
  8. robert

    Reliable sources,What do these sources say about obama selling arms to Syria rebels , What do they say about the tanking economy,what do they say about stock market welfare – Printingof money. What do they say about Trillion dollar deficit. Christys weight your kidding right.

    February 10, 2013 at 11:30 am | Reply
  9. Ann

    He made it 24 minutes before crying racism! What incredible restraint for Roberts! Note to panel rappers regularly go on about the beauty and desirability of women's big butts!

    February 10, 2013 at 11:25 am | Reply
  10. Ann

    Wait a minute. She questioned his fitness for the presidency without having seen his medical records! wasn't she Clinton's doctor?

    February 10, 2013 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • CW

      How about Steve's blind spot–he talks about Cristie's inability to lose weight and therefore it may be a character flaw. How about the smoking epidemic in America which absolutely trumps national costs of obesity. Obama cannot quick smoking but he's Steve's guy and thereby gets a free pass? He's lucky that he married up.

      February 10, 2013 at 11:30 am | Reply
      • Bill Lederer of Norwalk, Connecticut

        Steve Roberts's and Lauren Ashburn's specific comments about Gov. Christie's weight and its relevance for evaluating his or anyone else's desirability as a leader deserves immediate critical attention. This is an almost pure manifestation of typical inside the Beltway prejudice that passes for innocuous punditry. Their discussion today went from the Governor's reaction to criticism about his weight to their making a value judgement about his appropriateness to lead based upon aspects of his body. If Christie was a woman or a minority or if he reflected any other politically connected special interest group, think we would have heard this? This form of discrimination and the ease with which the Chattering Class dishes our their put-downs deserves to be debated.

        Put the estimable Candy Crowley on this one. I dare Steve and Lauren to cross swords with her on this in front of the rest of us. She might eat them alive. Funny, but only because we have been rendered insensitive by this hurtful culture that prizes less pulchritude and a wrong-headed desire for immortality.

        February 10, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  11. John van Dalen

    Ryan Lizza, did you predict SANDY?
    The spread in the presidential vote was so slight that SANDY may well have tipped the result.
    Steve Roberts, did you predict SANDY? "Dick Morris is a buffoon"? Get serious.
    Repubicans lost the election. That's true Ryan. But again, look at the margin. If Obama had not covered up the scandal in Libya he very well may have lost the presidency. If the election had been held a month later, SANDY victims would have voted out of their frustration of the aftermath rather than their hope that Obama would come to their rescue. This election was so fickle that Libya and Sandy were THE factors to swing the vote. Obama better get that straight before he ramrods any more crap down our throats.

    February 10, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply
  12. Ann

    So you don't believe if Dorner was a Fox News, Rush Limbaugh fan this wouldn't be front and center? You are all truly existing in an echo chamber!

    February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am | Reply
  13. Ann

    Roberts is not wrong about Morris but it is a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black. Of course journalists want the GOP to 'moderate" and "compromise", in other words, accept Democratic policies part and parcel, especially "comprehensive immigration reform" which, as it now stands, is amnesty without enforcement again!

    February 10, 2013 at 11:12 am | Reply

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